Come down.
I'll meet you beside the clock tower.
I'll wear a hat,
And you will be wearing a flower.
We'll take in a stroll through the dark,
And I will show you my favorite park.

Slow down.
You'll love this old town,
The city of lovers and dreams,
Where I'd love to see you
Dance in the sun on Evelyn's Green.

Calm down.
The doctors all say you'll be grand.
So, hush, now.
The preacher says God has a plan.
Well, Mary, lay still. This will pass.
Just dream of the days when we lay on the grass.

Slow down.
You'll love this old town,
The city of lovers and dreams,
Where I'd love to see you
Dance in the sun on Evelyn's Green.

Lay down.
It's getting much harder to breathe.
Slow down.
You'll love this old town,
The city of lovers and dreams,
Where I'd love to see you
Dance in the sun on Evelyn's Green.

I'll come and meet you.
We'll have some fun on Evelyn's Green.


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    General CommentThis song has several different levels. Evelyn's Green is a small park in Dublin - where I lived and worked as a youth pastor for a year. It is also adjacent to a rather large catholic school for girls. On the odd day that it wasn't raining too hard, I would grab a bottle or two of red wine and take them to the park, where I would recline on the grass. It seemed a bit like heaven to me.
    So this song is actually about a man and woman who meet up when they are young and in the first verse, the man wants to take his woman to the literal "Evelyn's Green," that is, the park.
    In the second verse, she's older and in the hospital, and the husband is trying to put her mind at ease with fond memories of their time spent on Evelyn's Green.
    And of course, in the third verse I left it open as to which of the two is actually saying "lay down, it's getting much harder to breathe."
    Because I thought that it was interesting.
    For anyone who gives a rat's ass, the song was originally in a different key. Also, the band tends to play this song WAAAAYYYYY too fast (my own fault, I start the song off by myself) when we play it live. We are deathly afraid of ballads, I suppose.
    As always, thank you for listening and thanks for caring enough to write up the lyrics.
    irishmissionaryon August 25, 2009   Link

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